A survey conducted by SonntagsBlick reveals a rising fear of Islam in Switzerland.
38% of the 1,003 people surveyed say they feel threatened by Muslims in Switzerland. This percentage is more than double the 16% recorded in a similar survey in 2004.
Önder Günes, a spokesperson for the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland, told Blick that "This result is very concerning for Swiss Muslims, especially given that we are well integrated according to other studies."
81% of the survey group thought Switzerland's authorities were too lenient towards muslim preachers who incite violence. 76% thought the authorities should be able to detain preachers considered dangerous without being bound by prison terms set out in current law.